One of the many small accomplishments during the 2018 cycle, thanks to the generous donations to the Digital Dharma Drive, was that Andre Garzia produced a web app of our Hindu Lexicon. It appears below. You can also view it alone in your browser (click here) It is also available in the SivaSiva App and you can get it all by itself on your mobile device. Open this page on your Android or iPhone:
1) Click here to open in Chrome or Safari.
2) Under the share/options choose “Add to Home Screen”
3) Now you see it like any other app. You must have a live internet connection.
Gurudeva was fond of taking a word adventure. Click a word and then click related words. You can click the little book mark underneath the word, and you save the words to “My Words” for review later. When we add words over time, they immediately become available the lexicon.
A new version of SivaSiva App, 1.3. Three new modules that Android users have not seen. And the Android version is stable!
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas
Path to Siva Commentaries
How Do We Receive Guests?
Treat the guest as God; the guest's heart is more sensitive than the most sensitive flower. If we generously give to others, we will attract more wealth in this and future lives....
Path to Siva, Lesson 52
Click here to go to an index of all of Bodhinatha's and Gurudeva's online audio.
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the October/November/December 2018 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "A look at some specific suggestions on what we can do to experience the peaceful state of mind called contentment"
The final submission for our upcoming yet-to-be-revealed publication. This is a painting done by Jaipur painter Kailash Raj. We've chosen this beautiful work as the publication's cover art
When you seek a guru,
Seek one who is holy and pure
And then give him your all—
Your body, life and wealth.
Then in constancy learn clearly,
Not a moment distracting.
Surely shall you thus reach Siva’s State.
Placing His Feet on my head,
The Master blessed me. He is the holy guru.
He my Self Realization works.
He takes the jiva to the state beyond tattvas.
He sunders my bonds.
All these he performs— He that is Truth itself.
Tirumantiram Verses 1693 & 2049
Please enjoy this new audiobook version of Path To Siva, narrated by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.
Click Here to Listen to the Book
Our newest publication Path to Siva was recently translated into Tamil, and now that Tamil version is available for free at our website.
Satguru and Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami have attended the Tamil Path to Siva launch event. Satguru was received with beautiful fanfare. He then proceeded to present the book and some of the material it contains. The book is already being distributed to many schools in Malaysia. It is a much needed resource for the youth today and now will reach a much broader audience.
We are delighted to announce the completion of our five part video documentary series, "The History of Hindu India," based on the book of the same title. Both are available now on YouTube. Parts One (posted in 2014), Two and Three (both posted in 2015) have been very popular , receiving respectively, 2.6 million hits, 1.3 million hits and 965,000 hits along with tens of thousands of "thumbs up" and hundreds of positive comments. The History of Hindu India series was developed by the editors of Hinduism Today magazine in collaboration with Dr. Shiva Bajpai, Professor Emeritus of History, California State University Northridge. It is intended to provide an authentic presentation of the history of India and Hinduism for use in American middle and high school classes, as well as Hindu temple study groups and general presentations on the Hindu religion and history. Part Four is based on the fourth chapter of the textbook, "The History of Hindu India," published in 2011. It covers Indian history from 1850 to 1947, from when the British Crown took over direct control of India from the East India Company to Independence. Under British rule, economic exploitation of the subcontinent increased, resulting in frequent famine and deprivation across the once wealthy land. A determined and mostly nonviolent freedom movement emerged and finally succeeded, resulting in the formation of modern India and Muslim Pakistan in 1947. Part five is based on the fifth chapter of the textbook. It covers Indian history from 1947 to the present day. Opening with Nehru's famed speech on August 15, 1947, it describes the formation of the new government, development of the constitution, invasion of Kashmir by Pakistan, the horrors of partition, formation of states along linguistic lines, and efforts to uplift the lower classes. It covers the religions of India along with religious strife and its causes, Hindu pilgrimage using Rameswaram as an example, Ayurveda, the impact of Hinduism in the modern world and finally a nod to the popularity of Bollywood and Indian cuisine. For more information and for class lesson plans based on the book, visit www.hinduismtoday.com/education/. This documentary is directed and produced by Sushma Khadepaun. Narrated by Roger (Raj) Narayan. Post Production Jalebi Khao, LA. Funded by the Uberoi Foundation, Institute for Curriculum Advancement. Part One: https://youtu.be/dBZRTzXARWM Part Two: https://youtu.be/j0kLX2aPgo8 Part Three: https://youtu.be/Lr8Qx0SyrYI
Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.